Jay receives Gold Award

JOHNSBURG - A ceremony was held on Oct. 12 for local Girl Scout Hannah Jay. She received the prestigious Gold Award for her work on the construction of a shed to support Judy Brown's Ski Bowl Garden.

The project at Ski Bowl Park took more than a year to plan and complete. Hannah invested more than 70 hours of work toward the completion of the Ski Bowl Garden project as well as attended town board and ski bowl park commission meetings for approval.

"Achieving the Girl Scout Gold Award is no small accomplishment. It takes determination, responsibility, dedication, and a great deal of time to finish such a project. Many of you have supported Hannah in so many ways and I know that she is eternally grateful to you," said Robin Jay, Hannah's mother and Girl Scout leader.

Hannah is determined to serve her school, her town and her country by helping others and living by the Girls Scout Law, which states, "I will do my best to be honest and fair, friendly and helpful, considerate and caring, courageous and strong, and responsible for what I say and do, and to respect myself and others, respect authority, use resources wisely, make the world a better place, and be a sister to every Girl Scout."

Upon receiving her award, Hannah thanked everyone who supported the project, including Bob Nessle, Bob Gundel, Elise and Woody Widlund, Lee Keeler, Stephenson Lumber and TC Murphy Lumber Companies, and the JCSTA.

"We are so proud of her for seeing this project through and, now, the shed stands as a testimony to her fortitude and hard work," said Robin Jay.

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